BUJU – A1071855
RTO SAFE 05/02/16
BUJU – A1071855
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, GR BRINDLE, PIT BULL MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/28/2016, From NY 10461, DueOut Date 04/28/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: 985112003425992 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 6y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate staining If abnormal BCS: overweight, ambux4, last weight at ACC was 52lb Skin: WNL, small skin tags Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: quiet, allows all handling, will settle near handler but not overly affectionate Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: A big bruiser of a boy, fed with love and as gentle as can be. Quiet in his kennel, wagging his tail slightly as I unlatched his door, he steps down carefully and out we go. Taking care of his ‘business’ is his first priority and then he shows off lovely leash manners as we walk to the park. What a delight! In the park he doesn’t mind being tethered for photos, shows me his ‘sit’, and takes treats gently. Surrendered as his family is moving where he isn’t welcome, we’re told that he gets along with children and all people, lived well with a female dog, and gets along with cats. He doesn’t guard his things, enjoys bathing and grooming, loves to play fetch, is energetic and affectionate, loves belly rubs, and is well behaved when left home alone. Off leash in the yard Buju gets bouncy excited when he sees other dogs, his tail wagging in happy greeting. He’s friendly and sweet, up on the bench to give me a kiss or two or three, and then backs into me for a butt scratch! I imagine this ranks right up there as among one of his favorite things as he does the butt scratch shuffle – love that!! Calm and gentle, Buju is a plus size dog with plus size sweetness and I’m totally in love with his quiet demeanor. Easy to be with his calm persona attracts attention even as we walked in the park. Be prepared for everyone to comment as you walk side by side. His excellent resume speaks to a wonderful companion and he’s waiting to show you just how wonderful. Come meet our gentle giant today…..guaranteed you’ll fall in love.
BASIC INFORMATION: Buju is a gray/ white American pit bull terrier. Buju was purchased from a breeder & has no known health issues. Buju was surrendered to ACC due to owners residential move to a home that does not allow pets.
SOCIALIZATION: Buju is friendly around strangers and loves getting pet. Buju has been exposed around 5-8 yr old children. Buju gets along with children & adults. Buju has resided with another dog & gets along well with her. He plays, sleeps & eats with her. Buju has also been exposed to cats and gets along well with them. Buju has not bitten or scratched another animal or person. Buju is best described as a loving, affectionate & playful dog.
BEHAVIOR: Buju does not show signs of aggression when owner touches food bowl while he is eating. Owner is able to take bone, toy or any object from his mouth with no problem. Buju enjoys bathing and grooming, when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, Buju does not bark.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Buju has a high activity level. Owners favorite things of Buju is, he is extremely affectionate & is always there to greet the owner. he loves to play fetch & would do best in a family home or a single person home with a lot of energy & time. Buju has not been crate trained and he is well behaved when left alone in the home. Buju is familiar with the commands sit, lay & stop.. For exercise, he loves to go ‘out for brisk walks. Buju does not pull on leash & loves belly rubs. He has been kept mostly indoors & enjoys eating dry food from brand Pedigree/ Blue Buffalo. Owner will mix in eggs and chicken. Buju will go potty on grass or cement.
Buju pulls a bit on leash. he was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, wagging tail. Buju was calm and relaxed during handling. He did a lot of jumping up, body checking, nips and mouth hard, during tag interaction. Buju took the toy with a soft body language. He approaches helper dog, body is tense, ears erect and high tail.Buju show a bit of concern during the tag interaction he became a bit over arousal and mouthy. The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced no children adopter who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 3. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, jumpy but became mouthy (hard) during play.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Dog-dog: 3. Dog approaches the helper dog with his tail high, stiff body, head tall, and ears erect.
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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